This incident took place in the United Arab Emirates, more specifically in Ajman, the country’s smallest emirate. It was this Monday, when the Ajman Police arrested two Africans for allegedly cheating people claiming that they could double money by using – despite all modern things available – witchcraft.
Some concerned residents tipped off the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) people about these men living in an apartment in Al Nuaimia that were involved in money-doubling activities and had conned a large number of people.
Therefore, the police sent an undercover agent to negotiate a deal with the suspects. The agent carried Dh100,000 with him. The suspects showed the decoy a box containing black paper sheets in the sizes of dollar and euro bills and claimed that they could turn them into $10 million.
The suspects then took Dh100,000 from the CID agent for buying some liquid which, they claimed, they required to transform the black paper sheets into dollars.
Both were arrested immediately thereafter.
Both men confessed that they had swindled many people in the Northern Emirates. The police, however, hasn’t determined – yet – the exact number of people cheated by the duo.
The case has been referred to the public prosecution.